Northern Gems Deluxe Cruise from Split

8 Days

  • R29,700 pps Lower deck/Low Season
  • R45,900 pps Main deck/ High season
  • Saturdays and Wednesdays from May
  • Main or Lower deck Cabins
  • Breakfasts, 3 course – lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
  • Superior Deluxe Ships

Deluxe return cruise from Split exploring Northern Adriatic gems. Relax and let the crew take care of you.

A well-balanced combination of exceptional natural beauty and cultural heritage, this route is made for passionate travellers. Charming islands, stunning bays with pebble beaches, emerald green, clean sea, preserved nature of a national and a nature park, sights of mountains, canyons, waterfalls and an abundance of historical, monuments with masterful architecture.

If you are a true traveller, this is the perfect route for you, combining the best of Croatia’s nature and culture. Visit historical gems like  Trogir and Sibenik,  and enjoy masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces.

Then sail to the Krka National Park for some jaw-droppingly beautiful waterfalls. The remarkable Kornati archipelago is next with a visit to Zadar. Famous for the best sunsets, Zadar Sea Organ and spectacular “Greeting to the Sun” light installation Zadar is full of great restaurants that line part of the waterfront and the centre of town.

Route: SPLIT – TROGIR – ŠIBENIK – KRKA WATERFALLS (Skradin) / ZLARIN OR VODICE – KORNATI/SALI – ZADAR – ROGOZNICA – SPLIT

HIGHLIGHTS:
  • Floating museum town of Trogir
  • Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik
  • Zadar Sea Organs,
  • Krka Waterfalls
  • Kornati islands and reefs

Departures from the Split harbour. Check-in on Saturdays from 11:00 h. Departure at 13:00h.

Overview

All cruises and tours are available on request.

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13.00h is our departure time from Split harbor, late arrivals can join in Trogir. After lunch, we cruise to the old Dalmatian town, of Trogir (Greek relief from 4th century was found here). Trogir is sometimes referred to as “miniature Venice” or a “mini Dubrovnik” because of its ancient walls, or a floating museum town - as it has a masterful architecture including some stunning Venetian palaces. Join our guided tour of Trogir with a local tour guide. The old town is an UNESCO heritage site and there’s a great choice of bars and restaurants. Overnight in Trogir.

Šibenik is almost in the very central part of Croatia’s Adriatic coast and is our todays destination. Enjoy the guided tour of the glorious old town Šibenik, the cultural monuments and possibly the most famous one here, the UNESCO listed Cathedral of St James. Wander and discover the historic core and waterfront. Some good boutique shopping too. Overnight in Šibenik.

Wine and waterfalls! During breakfast, cruise towards Skradin then board our coach. First stop is the famous Bibich winery for wine tasting and light tapas lunch. In the morning or afternoon, we will walk through the Krka Waterfalls National Park and visit “Skradinski Buk”. Jaw droppingly beautiful, this is the most popular part of the waterfall area. There are 17 waterfalls, with cascades up to 100 m wide, and the Krka river tumbles 45.7 meters. A never-to-forget experience is swimming under the falls so bring your swimming things and enjoy the crystal-clear fresh water. Overnight in Vodice or Zlarin, depending on the state of the port and port authorities. Vodice are a typical Dalmatian town and Zlarin is a tiny island in the Šibenik archipelago.

Today we visit the Kornati National Park which is actually made up of 100 islands and reefs. This is really something remarkable to see as inlets on some islands descend steeply into the sea, a hundred meters deep in places, and are dramatically razor sharp. The islands are rich in fish and cultural and historic remains. There are ruins of old Ilyrian fortress, Roman villas, the old Christian church of St. Mary and medieval fortresses and settlements among these islands. Overnight is in Sali on Long Island (Dugi Otok in Croatian). Dinner on board.

Our morning is reserved for swimming. In the afternoon, we depart for Zadar where we spend the night in the port. Here you can join a guided tour of the city with a local tour guide. Zadar was important for centuries as the metropolis of Dalmatia, and today it is the center of the region. It has been a city rich in monumental heritage of world importance and the most visited sites include the Roman forum dating back to the 1st century AD, the church of St. Donatus from the 9th century AD – the most famous Medieval basilica and the symbol of the city, the mighty city walls with the representative Port and Land gates from the 16th century AD. Also, numerous glorious palaces, and villas. There are many superb restaurants in the center and by the waterfront. From historic places to the contemporary, don`t miss a visit to the famous Zadar Sea Organ and “The Greeting to the Sun” light installation, both are spectacular. Overnight in Zadar.

During breakfast, we continue our journey towards Rogoznica. Lunch is served en route followed by a stop in a quiet bay (known to the Captain!) for an afternoon swim. Overnight in Rogoznica - a small village that offers many restaurants and small cafes. Do try the famous Babic wine that is made locally. Captain`s dinner with live music on board.

This is a serious swimming day for those who like that as we travel back to the Split Riviera! We stop in one of the bays on Čiovo island (connected to Trogir by a bridge). In the afternoon, we continue toward the last port of call while enjoying the fabulous views of Split Riviera’s coastline and islands. Join our guided tour of Split with a local tour guide. Split is a monument city under UNESCO protection that is there for everyone to enjoy, both residents and visitors, because it is in the world heritage. Here examples of Roman architecture are plentiful – of special interest is Diocletian’s palace, built by the Roman emperor as his retirement home. Enjoy the evening wandering through parts of the palace and along Split’s famous waterfront. Overnight in Split.

SATURDAY SPLIT (B)

Included:

  • Arrival and departure transfers from the Split airport and to the Split airport (on the day of arrival and day of departure)
  • A 7-night cruise in a deluxe or deluxe superior air-conditioned cabin with an en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome reception & cocktail
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Three-course lunch daily + cheese and salad bar
  • Captain's dinner with live entertainment
  • Complimentary water
  • Tea and coffee after lunch
  • Olive oil and wine tasting on board
  • Abundant fresh fruit
  • Professional Tour manager
  • Visitors' taxes & port fees
  • Luggage handling
  • Daily cabin service and towel change
  • Linen changes during the week
  • Complimentary WI-FI
  • Guided walking tours of towns: Mali Lošinj, Zadar, Šibenik, and Split
  • Museum of Apoxyomenos entrance fee
  • Telašćica Nature Park entrance fee
  • Krka National Park entrance fee
  • Wine tasting & light tapas lunch in a local winery
  • Kornati National Park entrance fee

OPTIONAL SUPLEMENTS:

  • Blue cave entrance fee EUR 14.- per person

2023 CRUISE RATES per PERSON per WEEK IN EURO | Scheduled Departures on Saturdays and Wednesdays

Superior Deluxe ships

Departure Lower Main deck Status/Ship
10.05.2023. € 1 650 € 1 950 Available
24.05.2023. € 1 650 € 1 950 Available
07.06.2023. € 1 950 € 2 250 Available
21.06.2023. € 1 950 € 2 250 Available
05.07.2023. € 1 950 € 2 250 Available
19.07.2023. € 1 950 € 2 250 Available
02.08.2023. € 1 950 € 2 250 Available
16.08.2023. € 1 950 € 2 250 Available
30.08.2023. € 2 150 € 2 550 Available
13.09.2023. € 2 150 € 2 550 Available
27.09.2023. € 2 150 € 2 550 Available

REDUCTIONS :  

  • Adult on 3rd bed in a triple cabin  Less 30%
  • Children under 10 years  Less 30%
  • Single-use of cabin Extra 50%

Upon confirmation of reservation, a 250 EUR deposit per person is required (non-refundable) and the balance payment is to be paid 30 days before arrival.

Please note Rand rates are subject to change without prior notice due to currency fluctuations. Rand price will be confirmed at the time of booking and when the full payment is due according to the exchange rates at the time of payment.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

From the day of confirmation up till 30 days prior to arrival – DEPOSIT ( EUR 250 per person for deluxe cruises + an additional 50 EUR if the land program is booked) – non-refundable

  • 29 – 22 days – deposit + 25% of the remaining balance
  • 21 – 15 days – deposit + 50% of the remaining balance
  • 14 – 0 days – 100% fee
  • Name change fee – EUR 20 per person

 

DELUXE SUPERIOR Ships

The most recent class of Katarina Line vessels, crème de la crème on the Adriatic Sea. Built with high-quality materials of solid wood, glass, marble, stainless steel, and similar materials, these vessels are floating mini boutique hotels.

Minimum 47 meters in length, newly built or refurbished, with hot tubs and beautiful sun decks with lounge areas, deckchairs, and more. Spacious, superbly designed, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, 15 to 20m2 in size. Cabins are equipped with wardrobes, deposit boxes, hairdryers, bathroom toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, LCD TV, etc.

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Northern Gems Deluxe Cruise from Split